I’ve said elsewhere that the problem with passing IT exams isn’t the lack of study materials. This may have been the case around 5 to 10 years ago, but now there are almost too many study resources. It can actually be overwhelming because they all promise results. The problem isn’t the study materials as such. […]
One of the most fascinating and ultimately frustrating endeavours is the study of human behavior. What is it that makes one person take action while another is almost paralysed by inaction? Why do two people in the same situation with the same materials produce two entirely different outcomes? Carl Jung, the father of modern psychiatry […]
I’ve always been fascinated with why person A can sit down and have a quality study session while person B’s attempt turns into a frustrating disaster. I’ve never been very academic myself, so any edge I can get is important to know. This isn’t about turning off the phone and Facebook and other obvious stuff […]
There are several schools of thought when it comes to studying, and when you listen to their arguments, they can all make sense so which to choose? Brute force: study until your head falls off Intensive: spend all weekend studying and take the week off Dip in: study when you can find the time Schedule: […]
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There is no denying it. Studying is a grind. Ask anybody if they’d rather catch a movie or read an IT manual and the movie will win every time. So, with that in mind, here is what I suggest you do if you really do get tired of studying. 1. Remind yourself why you started […]
You know the feeling. You are busy studying but then have a great idea, see a cool web link or just remember that you need to order something from Amazon.com. Here’s how to put a pin in it and carry on studying.
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I write about this a lot, but it’s because I see it happen over and over. Look over these common study mistakes and see if you are making or more of them. 1. Not Studying at the Same Time and Same Location Every Day Even if you have to get up at 5am do it, you […]
I’m not sure if you were in study mode when you saw the link to this blog post via e-mail or were on Facebook, but if you were, you may see the irony in this post. When I started out studying for my IT exams in 1999, there were no distractions. If you wanted to […]